Garden and railway complete re-hash

Summerdale Junction posted:

Hi Davy , Your garden is looking fantastic . And you do make to look easy , although we all know that is not .  Just out of curiosity , did you make a sketch of your work before you started , or is this masterpiece from all in your head ?  Can not wait to see the trains going around on the track .   Jim

Hi Jim, its gettin there, don't work to a sketch at all, I form the basic idea in my head so I always know roughly where everything is heading ,however sometimes once a project is in progress some ideas for modifications /additions will present themselves.Like for example the waterfalls in the pond,I was only intendeing to do one originally, then when I laid the stones  saw an opportunity for two,then three and finally ended up with four ... the O gauge section I know I want a double track mainline all the way round the circuit but what sidings there'll be ,how many and where I'll decide when I get things pushed on a bit... but no,nothing goes down on paper...all in my head !!

 

Hi Guys, lovely day here,gettin on good, ,the wee corner is almost done,thought I'd take a couple of pics to let you see the construction method. You can see the broken paving slabs cemented together to form the support for the ornamental rocks. Once I've finished the side stonework,the trough thats formed will be filled with a compost/rough sand mix,planted then screed with gold pea gravel as per the rest of the garden.  Running out of the right kinda stones so a trip to the river is on the card this evening !!.  As for sittin with a beer Joe, ye missed it ! ...,was sittin in the sun takin a break a wee while ago drinkin a cold budweiser !! DSCN5170DSCN5171

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Mornin guys, never made it to the river last night but did this mornin, 1st picture shows the haul , 2nd picture is my German Piko BR64 tank checking clearances in the "cutting" . Just wonderin how the digital sound unit will sound down in that section once its running,wonder if the stone either side will make a natural amplifier ??? ,oh well we'll see. Last picture shows the rear of the tank engine and the O gauge track base up top...  oh well.... gettin there !! DSCN5172DSCN5173DSCN5174   

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Nice work there Dave! Sure is close on the sides, I sure hope there is wiggle room for when its moving! I hope you didn't have to carry all the river rock, I would think with all that rock you would have a cart or something, Keep up the great work!

Mike

Semper Fi !

Menards addiction Meeting member!

mike g. posted:

Nice work there Dave! Sure is close on the sides, I sure hope there is wiggle room for when its moving! I hope you didn't have to carry all the river rock, I would think with all that rock you would have a cart or something, Keep up the great work!

Hi Mike, no barrow, had to walk up out the river with the the bigger stones individually or in plastic bags with the wee ones. 

Moonman posted:

Whistles in the valley should sound nice. You won't see it in there from the seating area, but you sure will hear it.

Does it have a smoke unit?

Hi Carl, I have two Piko german engines for the G scale line, both fitted with all bells and whistles digital smoke and sound. The smoke units are also the pulsed units synchrod with the pistons. The 2-6-2 in this you tube vid is the exact sister of mine....  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1J834n8Z40c 

Davy Mac posted:
Moonman posted:

Whistles in the valley should sound nice. You won't see it in there from the seating area, but you sure will hear it.

Does it have a smoke unit?

Hi Carl, I have two Piko german engines for the G scale line, both fitted with all bells and whistles digital smoke and sound. The smoke units are also the pulsed units synchrod with the pistons. The 2-6-2 in this you tube vid is the exact sister of mine....  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1J834n8Z40c 

That's whistle will sound great! Nice smoke, too. Volume up for the valley run...

Carl

Arctic Railroad

Davy Mac posted:
mike g. posted:

Nice work there Dave! Sure is close on the sides, I sure hope there is wiggle room for when its moving! I hope you didn't have to carry all the river rock, I would think with all that rock you would have a cart or something, Keep up the great work!

Hi Mike, no barrow, had to walk up out the river with the the bigger stones individually or in plastic bags with the wee ones. 

WOW Davy, so that brings on the next question! What are you going to do to say buff once the garden and railroad is done!

Mike

Semper Fi !

Menards addiction Meeting member!

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